There was a time in entertainment when variety was king.
A variety show wasn’t exactly a concert, or a comedy show, or an acrobatic show or any one thing in particular kind of show. It was all of the above and more.
From Vaudeville to the great variety shows of early American television such as the “Ed Sullivan Show,” variety shows ruled from the late 1800s to the mid-20th century.
The secret to these shows was that the audience never knew what was coming next. A singer could be followed by a plate spinner. The plate spinner might be followed by an animal act and then a comic. Next up was a troupe of acrobats followed by a magician.
In the end, the name spoke for itself – Variety.
And we here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa are bringing them back with The Great American Variety Show playing Thursdays at Borgata’s Music Box now through May 5.
For our variety show, we’ve got an “America’s Got Talent” finalist in Clint Carvalho and his parrot (Yes, it’s a parrot act), acrobats, local illusionist Michael Grasso (another “America’s Got Talent” veteran), knife throwers, comedy and a roller skate thrill act (That’s right, roller skates).
Check out this lineup:
BorgataPoker.com has worked hard to be the No. 1 online poker choice in New Jersey with special tournament events and promotions. But the backbone of BorgataPoker.com’s success remains the selection of daily and weekly tournament options that simply outshine everybody else.
And that includes our weekly Sunday $50K guaranteed tournament that regularly pays out the best guaranteed prize pool in the state.
Our March 27 Sunday $50K, for example, paid out $10,480 to winner (sign-on) Jermz and another $16,000 to the next three finishers.
That’s big time bucks. Add in better than $12K for BorgataCasino.com’s top finishers this week, and, well, you have to ask yourself. Why would you play anywhere else?
Here’s a look at the top online winners for March 21 – 27:
Diana Ross had one goal during her sold-out Friday evening concert at Borgata‘s Event Center: to slay.
And slay she did. The 72-year-old performer donned more gowns than one would find during an episode of Say Yes to the Dress during her 75 minute set and demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that she’s still got it in spades.
Players earned Tournament Leaderboard Points for participating in qualifying BorgataPoker.com online tournaments during the month of March and earned Tournament Leaderboard Bonus Points based on cash placed finished, buy-in amount and total number of tournament entries. Congratulations! The top 30 place finishers won monthly leaderboard prizes, and the top 500 place finishers for the March 2016 Tournament…
Forget the traditional May flowers. This year, April showers are bringing $5,000 in cash and bonus dollars.
The $5,000 April Showers Sweepstakes has arrived at BorgataCasino.com. By entering, you could pocket as much as $1,000 cash or as much as $500 Bonus Dollars.
To enter the sweepstakes, make a deposit of $10 or more using bonus code APRIL16 between April 2nd and 10th. Doing so gets you one free entry, plus you can earn another entry for every 20 iRewards Points you earn playing slots. Keep playing to earn up to 10 entries per day.
On April 11th, we’ll draw 100 winners. Make sure you make that deposit for your chance to win.
All good things must come to an end as mur.mur’s “The Last Beat” approaches this weekend. Come bid farewell to one of Atlantic City’s most successful nightlife venues and welcome Borgata’s newest mega-nightclub, Premier.
mur.mur Nightclub has been a staple in Atlantic City with signature bottle service and its renowned mur.mur Mondays. The venue features open format and EDM DJs from around the world that have entranced partygoers for close to a decade.
Here is the final line-up this weekend at mur.mur nightclub.
Friday Night – Stoon
“There is a time and a place for every song ever made.” Abdel Stoon’s appreciation for multiple genres and talent behind a DJ booth have made him one of the fastest rising DJs in New York City. He has successfully opened for the likes of Dada Life, Chuckie, Nervo, Blasterjaxx and is well on his way to becoming a world renowned musical act himself.
Tickets: Admission available at the door.
Guest List: Complimentary Admission Before Midnight – Register Online.
VIP Table Service: For inquiries call 609.317.7249 or fill out the request form.
The Kentucky Derby is the Super Bowl of American horse racing and this year’s running marks the 142nd year of the Run for the Roses.
And while you can experience all the excitement and action of the “fastest two minutes in sports” at Borgata’s Racebook, keep one thing in mind.
The Kentucky Derby has endured because it is much more than a simple horse race.
The derby exemplifies a sense of style and southern charm that has been preserved down for decades. As much as it’s about 3-year-old thoroughbreds, it’s also about mint juleps and traditional Kentucky cuisine. When they play “My Old Kentucky Home” at Churchill Downs, there’s 142 years of tradition on display.
We know a little about tradition here at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and we know a lot about fine dining – especially at Old Homestead Steakhouse.
And Friday, May 6 – which is also the day the Kentucky Oaks is run – Old Homestead will become my Old Kentucky Homestead by teaming up with Kentucky bourbon distillers Woodford Reserve to present the Woodford Reserve Kentucky Dinner as part of the Savor Borgata Culinary Series.
April Fool’s Day might be all about the jokes, but this year we’re more serious than ever about our giveaways.
You’ve probably heard about our frequent $20 for 20 promo. Every so often, we shower 20 random players with $20 Bonus Dollars. This April 1st, however, we’re taking things to the extreme.
We’ve still got prizes for 20 random players, but this time each prize is worth between $25 and $100 Bonus Dollars. If you want to win, just make sure you’re signed in and playing at BorgataCasino.com on April 1st between 12pm and 11:59pm.
In total, we’re handing out $1,000 Bonus Dollars. So don’t be foolish. Join the action.
I’ve spent the entire past year on the road, traveling to different tournament stops around the country, and sometimes around the world. In a sense, I understand that I’m living many poker players dreams, because this was stuff I used to dream about a few years ago. I could wax poetic all day about it, but I figured I would spend some time breaking down the practical side of things for a traveling poker player. During the past year, I’ve learned a lot about the smartest ways to travel, so here are some tips for you grinders thinking about hitting the road sometime soon:
Find a friend (or friends!)
The biggest problem with traveling to play poker is expenses. Simply put, it is hard to be good enough to warrant all the expenses needed to travel playing poker. The simplest, most effective way to combat this is to find ways to split your expenses. Traveling with friends, or meeting friends at events, is the simple answer.
Going from hotel to hotel can become a nightmare on a few different levels. It’s very easy to rarely see the light of day, often going from hotel room to poker room day after day. Hotel rooms tend to be one single room, which over time can leave you feeling cramped and/or miserable. I strongly suggest looking into Airbnb for short term rentals when traveling somewhere you feel compelled to see the sights. If you are going to the random tournament circuit in Indiana or Delaware, sure, hit the hotel for cheap. But strongly consider an Airbnb in places like Florida, California and Europe!
Ms. Diana Ross needs no introduction: The legendary diva has belted iconic tunes for decades, and has starred in countless movies and television shows. She’s been honored numerous times, including a 2012 Lifetime Achievement Grammy as well as a 2007 Kennedy Center Honors. Now an intimate crowd of a few thousand guests have the lucky chance to see Ms. Ross live and in person at Borgata’s Event Center during a one night only, SOLD OUT show on Friday, April 1. To prepare for all of her musical glory, we rounded up five of our all-time favorite Diana Ross videos for your viewing pleasure.